Hosted by Seung Hee Lee & Tim Willard
Platform – This tasting will be hosted on Zoom.
Special Guests – Seung Hee Lee, Author of Everyday Korean: Fresh Modern Recipes for Home Cooks, an epidemiologist, Chef, and Wine and Food Blogger, @koreanfusion
Questions – Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or assistance in sourcing wine
Seung Hee Lee —pop-up guru, nutritionist, natural wine lover. These identities come together on her Instagram account, @koreanfusion, and in her new cookbook, Everyday Korean. Trained in Korean Royal Court cuisine, Seung’s cooking adapts traditional Korean recipes to modern kitchens. Wine pairing is a big part of her cooking and life in general, and Seung always has some kind of skin contact whites, grower Champagne, or light and earthy Gamay alongside her dishes. Markets and seasonality also factor into Seung’s cooking—at pop-ups in Paris, New York, New Orleans, and Atlanta—where she lives—she has relied on the best local ingredients to give her dishes, many of which she learned from her grandmother in Korea, a contemporary feel. Seung’s pop-ups are intimate experiences for lovers of food and natural wine; dishes are often served family-style with a side of personal storytelling. She teaches cooking classes in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves pop-up dinners all around the world from Copenhagen to Seoul.
Halem Albright (guitarist, vocalist, songwriter) was born and raised in Atlanta, Ga. Brought up among music lovers, he began to show an early interest in music. Halem started playing guitar and writing music at 14 and went on to be involved in several bands and music projects that toured the southeast.
He started working on his debut album “Don’t Listen To Me” in 2010 with some of Atlanta and Athens’ greatest producers and musicians, showing his musical maturity with diverse styles ranging from pop-oriented rock songs, supported by moving guitar work and beautiful background vocals to reggae and Americana influenced anthems, with accompanying powerful horn sections and high energy percussion. The album was produced with the help of some of Atlanta and Athens’ finest producers such as John Keane of R.E.M. and Widespread Panic fame and Jeff Mosier, who has worked with bands like Phish. The album also has the contributions of some of Georgia’s best musicians, namely keyboardist Ike Stubblefield, guitarist Davis Causey, and drummer Duane Trucks, to name a few.
In 2013 “The Halem Albright Band” was formed, consisting of Halem Albright on vocals/lead guitar, well known Atlanta keyboardist Spencer Pope, bassist Dustin Fennell, and Nathan Bartlett on drums with John McCoy on percussion/vocals(both previous bandmates with Halem in “The Green Light Council). And in 2015, The H.A.B. had the honor of winning the “AthFest People’s Choice Awards” to be a part of the Athens’ festival’s compilation album. The Halem Albright Band’s first album “Through Human Eyes” was released in August of 2017, soon followed by their first live release “Live At Vinyl”.
This is a quick and delicious appetizer or snack for any time. We highly recommend using a heavy-bottomed pan, such as a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet. Even though the green onion pancake is perhaps the most well-known of all the jeon, you can make these with leftover ingredients from making kimchi, which usually includes equal parts green onion, Korean chive, and minari. Our favorite is to stud the pancakes while in the skillet with fresh oysters or shrimp. Traditionally these are served with Soy-Vinegar Dipping Sauce but are equally delicious with Gochujang Vinaigrette.
By Seung Hee Lee & Kim Sunée from Every Day Korean
4 servings / 15 minutes preparation time & 8 minute cooking time
To join in the tasting we will be establishing retail partners in several markets. If you are interested in becoming a retail partner, or you are a consumer who would like to participate please contact us and we will try to assist you in locating the wines.